When actress Hollis Jane Andrews saw a job advertisement for a “magical” nanny, she thought it sounded like a dream job. She had no idea that the persons who had placed the ad were seeking Mary Poppins herself!
Hollis’ post went viral after she published the “crazy list of chores” the couple expected from their possible nanny on Twitter. The couple was effectively expecting a slave for $13 an hour. Hollis applied for the position without realizing the couple was Scientologists. Of course, that would not have been a problem in and of itself, but when Hollis walked in for the interview, she quickly changed her mind.
The parents were only interested in spending time with their children when they were smiling and laughing, according to the advertisement. The children would, of course, be left with the nanny to cope with when they were being troublesome. The nanny would be required to clean the entire family house once the children were asleep. That seems, ahem, reasonable. “I suppose they believe they are growing their child the way they want (which I agree with to some level) and that all regulations should be mindlessly followed. However, some nannies (like myself) have worked in the industry for a long time and may provide excellent information and advise, which they rarely accept because parenting is such a personal experience “Hollis clarified.
“That’s why I believe they frequently refuse to provide adequate recompense – it’s personal. They’re probably paying you under the table, trying to get a good deal, and they love their child (in my experience).” “They don’t consider caring for their “beautiful angel” a work; rather, it is a pleasure. They would like to spend the entire day with their child, thus I believe they believe it isn’t genuine work “she stated “It’s something you get to do,” Hollis continued, “and they’re pissed they have to pay someone to do it.” “They adore their child and would go to any length for them.” “They have a connection that no one else could ever have, and they can’t imagine without having it, so they see it as a luxury rather than a job. We leave our families to take care of yours; we don’t want to leave our families in the morning for work any more than you do, but it’s our job.”
When you put it like way, it makes a lot of sense! Hollis’ entire narrative can be found here.